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3 Questions To Help Select Window Tinting For Your Nursery

Window tinting can be an excellent addition to your nursery. It can help block out harmful UV rays while giving you greater temperature and light control to help your baby sleep better. It can also provide privacy for you and your child. To select the best window tinting for you and your child, you should ask yourself the following questions. 

Do you want privacy for you and your child? 

If your nursery window faces another home or a busy sidewalk, then you may want some extra privacy for you and your baby. To achieve this, you will either want to purchase a window with a dark tint or you will want to look into specialized dual-reflective film, which acts like a one-way mirror, allowing you to see out but preventing others from seeing in during the day. This is determined by the VR (visual reflectance) number, with a higher number being more reflective than lower numbers. However, many home owners associations limit the amount of VR allowed on windows, so it is important to check with your HOA before purchasing. 

If privacy is not an issue, then you may opt for a lighter tint. Nearly transparent tints are available that do not darken the room but still block some UV rays. 

How well does your baby sleep during the day? 

One of the main reasons to purchase window tinting for your child's nursery is to help your child sleep during the daytime. Many babies and toddlers have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep if it is too bright in their room. If your child has issues sleeping during the day but sleeps well at night, you will want to consider some of the darkest window tints available. To determine how dark a window tint is, you will want to know the VT (visual transmittance). The lower the number is, the darker the tint will be and the darker your nursery will be during the day. 

What type of curtains will you pair the tinting with? 

Curtains and shades can create choking hazards in a nursery, especially if your child's crib is near the window. To avoid this issue, you may choose the darkest tint available and forgo shades or curtains altogether. However, if you are pairing your tinting with blackout shades or curtains, you may want a lighter tint in order to have more control over the natural light levels throughout the day. 

By asking yourself these three questions, you will have a good idea of what type of tinting you want for your nursery. However, an expert like those at Simply Cool USA can help you determine the best tinting for your particular home.